City Transport

Public Transport

Public transport operates in St Petersburg from 5:30 am till 12:30 pm.

St Petersburg city bus. Bus stops are indicated by square yellow signs marked with the letter “A”.

Night city bus
Night city buses operate from the midnight till 5:30 am at the weekend (on the night of Friday-Saturday and Saturday-Sunday) and on public holidays.
Stops at the metro stations are compulsory. Stops at other public bus stops are upon request.

Bus number:
1M – parallel to the metro “Red” line.
2M – parallel to the metro “Blue” line.
3M – parallel to the metro “Green” line.
4M – parallel to the metro “Orange” line.
5M – parallel to the metro “Violet” line.

St Petersburg city trolley-bus. Trolley-bus stops are indicated by blue boards with the red letter “T” or lightened boards with a blue letter “T” , they are usually mounted on poles.


St Petersburg city tram. Tram stops are indicated by boards with a letter “T” hanging on the electric wires.


Ticket price is 30 roubles.

You should pay for your ticket in cash to a conductor on board. At “rush hours” (in the morning and evening, from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m.) public transport is usually overcrowded. If you don’t know the exactly stop, where you should get of the transport, ask the conductor.

You can buy a transport card for all kinds of public transport (bus, trolley-bus, tram, metro) valid for one month (unlimited trips by ground transport and metro) or for half month. Also “Podorozhnik”-transport card is popular.

St Petersburg Metro (underground, subway)
There are 67 underground stations in St Petersburg forming 5 lines of the Metro Network.
For longer journeys, or if you are in a hurry, the metro is the most efficient transport. Normally trains arrive every 2 minutes.
The stations open at 5:45 a.m. and close between midnight and 0:30 a.m. You can transfer from one line to another until 0:15 am.
It is recommended to avoid “rush hours”, when the trains are crowded (7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.). All signs in metro are both in Cyrillic and Latin, what will make your trip easier.

Trip price is 35 rubles.

You can buy a single metal token or a ticket card for 10-40 trips. They are available at the cashier’s window inside each station. Metro map you may find here

Chernyshevskaya                       Ploshchad Vosstaniya                       Staraya Derevnya

Kirovskiy zavod

There are also taxi-minibuses (“marshrutnoe taksi” or “marshrutka”). It’s not a public transport. They belong to private companies. Marshrutka has a number and route descriptions written in Russian on the side windows. You will be charged approx. 40 roubles when you board a minibus, then just tell the driver where you want him to stop.

There are several types of taxis: official taxis, private taxis, and private cars. Official (and private) taxis can be identified by a “T” sign on the side or a “TAXI” sign on the roof of the car, a lot of them are yellow, white or red cars.
For foreigners the standard charge for a cab arranged by a hotel’s taxi-service will be around $30 to most places, and for longer trips, such as to or from the airport it may cost $45-50.
It is not recommended to use the services of private car owners.

Car Rental
There are some companies providing cars for rent in St Petersburg. It is recommended to rent a car with a driver as the manner of driving differs from Europe and America.
The most reliable companies are “Herzt”, “Avis” and “Europcar”.
You can also rent a car with a driver using our services. For more information click here


In St Petersburg there are five railway terminals:
Baltiysky Railway Station (Metro «Baltiyskaya»)
-Vitebsky Railway Station (Metro «Pushkinskaya»)
-Moskovsky Railway Station (Metro «Ploschad` Vosstaniya»)
-Finlandsky Railway Station (Metro «Ploschad` Lenina»)
-Ladozhsky Railway Station (Metro «Ladozhskaya»)

There are local trains (elektrichka) that could be taken to get conveniently to the  St Petersburg`s most famous suburbs: Baltiysky Railway Station deals with local trains to Peterhof andGatchina, Vitebsky Railway Station is a point of departure toPushkin and Pavlovsk.